how often should you replace your fan belts?
Question:

guys,
how often or what is the interval of changing fan belts (yun sa alternator yun di ba?) kse my mechanic told me na its time na to replace the belt, but kapapalit ko lang nito 2 years ago saka 12,000 km lang tinakbo ng car since then...due for replacement na kaya o pwede pa?
Thanks. :)
Answer:

afaik, walang specified duration o distance ang pagpalit ng fanbelts unlike yung timing belt. for one, yung fanbelts are visible and can be regularly checked unlike yung sa timing belt na medyo tago.
one way of knowling if your fanbelts need replacement eh kung medyo loose na sya (which means, wala na yung elasticity ng rubber resulting in improper tugs sa mga pulleys) or kung medyo matigas na sya or medyo maganit na.
just have your fanbelts regularly checked.
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sir check nyo yun belts nyo kung may mga cracks na..
or hawakan mo yun loob kung makinis na..
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there's no specified interval. one way to check is by touching the inside (the one with a groove), kapag magaspang ibig sabihin marami ng crack which also means brittle na ang rubber. kapag makinis or smooth to the touch okay pa yan. ofcourse do this with the engine off, you'll know what will happen if not....... :D
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ano po ba effect pag sira na ung fan belt?
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mel: the bests are connected to the pulleys of the alternator, compressor, water pump, power steering... if one of these belts fail, then the pump/motor that's hooked up to the belt will no longer work... kung water pump, overheat ka, kung alternator, wala kang karga, kung power steering, wala kang power assis, etc etc etc...
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mel, hindi siya nasisira kundi napapatid...heheheh:) labo ba? yung mga drive belts kasi kahit na may kaunting crack at hindi mo napansin ay gagana pa rin yan wag lang mapuputol kaya hindi dapat pabayaan. also, most drive belts kung bakit napuputol ay dahil sa bearings na stock-up. anyway, sir theveed stated the effect kapag naputol.
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2 yrs na pala. eh di every 1 1/2 yrs to be safe.
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tingnan mo din kung lubog na belt sa pulley, it means na gastado na or upod na delikado na anytime baka maputol na.
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yung bando alternator belt ng rolla ko lasted 5 years at an odo reading of ~50k km. yung sa power steering at a/c ay okay pa naman kaya hindi ko pa pinalitan... bando rin ang mga brand. i'll probably replace them sooner... dapat na siguro nilang magpahinga na rin.
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Does anyone have feedback on the DAYCO brand belts?
I usually change mine when i see cracks, when they feel brittle, or they're already stretched to a point that adjustment cant make it fit well anymore.
Pansin ko din na lagi ako napuputulan ng belts before when i go on a long trip. So now, i change them every 2-3 years just to be sure since relatively mura lang naman ang belts.... and i always check them before going on a long trip.
The ones in our Sentra are already 4 years and seem to be OK pa rin (OEM belts).
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vinj, okay naman ang dayco. mas mura yan kaysa sa bando pero hindi naman ganun kalaki difference in price. of all the replacement drive belts mapapansin nyo na yung bando ang mahal compared to other brands like dayco, gates, etc. pero pre i'm speaking of experience talagang matibay yung bando parang oem. anyway, some suppliers hinted that bando makes the oem.
Answer:

Thanks for the info. At the price of most OEM fran belts, you can actually buy 3 replacement belts like Bando or Dayco for the price of one OEM belt at the casa :)




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